Where to Find the Best Southern-Style Barbecue in Ellicott City

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Get a taste of the South with the best barbecue in Ellicott City. From Kansas City ribs to Texas-style brisket, there’s something for every barbecue fan. Local restaurants offer traditional Southern-style barbecue with convenient takeout options. Our favorite Southern-style barbecue restaurants near our Ellicott City apartments include:

The Canopy

Founded in 1985, The Canopy has a long history of offering some of the best barbecue in Ellicott City. The pitmasters cook the meat over an open pit flame and cover their creations with a signature sauce so every meal is unforgettable. Explore their menu of savory, mouthwatering dishes. The selection includes St. Louis ribs, half barbecue chicken, and well-done beef ends. Round out your meal with coleslaw and fresh-cut ocean fries and order for takeout or convenient delivery.

Blue Pit BBQ

With whiskey and barbecue, it’s no wonder that Blue Pit is a local favorite. It specializes in craft barbecue and features over 100 American whiskeys and specialty cocktails. Offerings include chopped brisket sandwiches, smoked United Anthem bratwurst, and 18-hour pit cook pulled pork. Enjoy your meal with the baked beans and a to-go cocktail like The Plum Diary. Place an online order when your order for carryout. Blue Pit accepts orders Wednesday through Sunday, starting at 3:00 PM or 11:30 AM on Saturdays. 

Bonfire Charcoal Grill

Bonfire Charcoal Grill boasts a four-star rating on Tripadvisor. It is famous for its friendly service, tender meat, and house-made sides served in large portions, so it’s popular with locals and visitors alike. The menu includes smoked pit turkey, pulled chicken, and smoked baby back ribs. Add the baklava when you order for takeout.

These Ellicott City barbecue restaurants will satisfy anyone’s love for good old-fashioned Southern food. If you’re in the mood for breakfast instead, you can’t go wrong with these local pancakes stops. To become a resident of The Elms at Montjoy, contact us. Our leasing staff would love to show you our apartments in Howard County, MD firsthand.

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